More than 50 breweries across the U.S. and Europe announced for 5th annual Hopfest Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, May 16

Festival goers will experience unlimited craft beer samplings, food trucks and live entertainment; VIP experience will include extremely hard-to-find, limited release beers

KANSAS CITY, MO. (April 16, 2015) – Entering its fifth year, Hopfest Craft Beer Festival returns to the Waldo neighborhood on Saturday, May 16 for its largest event to date, featuring unlimited samplings of more than 250 craft beers from more than 50 breweries across the U.S. and Europe. For a current list of the 2015 participating breweries, please see below.

Hopfest Craft Beer Festival Details

Hopfest attendees will receive a special souvenir tasting glass to enjoy unlimited samplings from the participating breweries. VIP ticket holders will have exclusive access to rare tapings (full list below), as well as early entry to the festival at 1 p.m. In addition, Hopfest will feature local food trucks, live entertainment, and a homebrew contest.


  • Saturday, May 16, 2 – 6 p.m.
  • VIP access begins at 1 p.m.


  • The Waldo Outdoor Pavilion at 201 W. 74th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64114, located one block east of The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop at 7421 Broadway St., Kansas City, MO 64114.


  • Hopfest tickets are on sale now and available for purchase online at You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

VIP admission tickets, $60

  • Event access from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with early accessibility to exclusive beers (full list below)
  • Souvenir tasting glass for unlimited beer sampling

General admission tickets, $40

  • Event access from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Souvenir tasting glass for unlimited beer sampling

Food Trucks:

  • Local food trucks will be on-site at Hopfest featuring a variety of food available for purchase.

Kansas City Food Trucks (as of May 5, 2015)

  • Cajun Cabin, specializing in authentic New Orleans cuisine and snow cones
  • Pie Hole, specializing in Aussie meat pies
  • Bochi Truck, specializing in real boneless wings and fried rice
  • Plantain District, specializing in Cuban and Caribbean fusion cuisine
  • The Funnel Cake Truck, specializing in funnel cakes and deep fried desserts 


  • DJ CMAC will spin beats in the background during the entire event for a cool, relaxing ambiance.

Hopfest Homebrew Contest:

  • Registration for the Hopfest Homebrew Contest is open now through Friday, May 1. Interested parties can visit for registration information and complete contest details.

2015 Hopfest Craft Beer Festival Participating Breweries (as of May 13, 2015)

  • 4 Hands Brewing Co.
  • Anchor Brewing Company
  • Arcadia Brewing Company
  • Avery Brewing Company
  • Big Sky Brewing Company
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Free State Brewing Company
  • Goose Island Brewery
  • Great Divide Brewing Company
  • Kansas City Bier Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
  • Left Hand Brewing Company
  • Martin City Brewing Company
  • Mother's Brewing Company
  • New Belgium Brewing Company
  • New Holland Brewing Company
  • North Coast Brewing Company
  • Odell Brewing Company
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Public House Brewing Company 
  • River North Brewery
  • Rogue Ales
  • Samuel Adams Brewery
  • Santa Fe Brewing Company
  • Schlafly Bottleworks
  • Shock Top Brewing Company
  • Ska Brewing Company
  • Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
  • Stone Brewing Company
  • Tallgrass Brewery
  • Tenth and Blake Beer Company
  • The Civil Life Brewing Company
  • Torn Label Brewing Company
  • Traveler Beer Company
  • Two Brothers Brewing Company
  • Uinta Brewing Company
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

VIP Exclusive Tapings (as of April 16, 2015)

  • Avery Brewing Company: Pump[KY]n
  • Avery Brewing Company: Uncle Jacob’s Stout
  • Big Sky Brewing: Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Boulevard Brewing Company: Love Child No. 3
  • Boulevard Brewing Company: Love Child No. 4
  • Boulevard Brewing Company: Love Child No. 5
  • Deschutes Brewery: Abyss Imperial Stout
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company: §ucaba
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company: Double DBA
  • Founders Brewing Company: Kentucky Breakfast Stout
  • Founders Brewing Company: Canadian Breakfast Stout
  • Goose Island Beer Company: Bourbon County Stout
  • Great Divide Brewing Company: Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale
  • Kansas City Bier Company: Dunkelweizen
  • New Belgium Brewery: La Folie Sour Brown Ale
  • River North Brewery: J Marie (Whiskey Barrel)
  • Sam Adams Brewery: Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru
  • Santa Fe Brewing Company: Los Innovadores Single Barrel Sour Ale

Hopfest Online

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